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Emeka Okafor

One of the smartest, nicest players in the game who was also a 2nd pick and is a pretty good player, imo. His name is NEVER EVER mentioned on this site though. Whats your opinion on him?


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underacheiver big time.. not

underacheiver big time.. not a bust tho

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He's a major disappointment

He's a major disappointment in my opinion because he was supposed to be the face of Charlotte which is what they drafted him for and although he had good numbers he didn't become that player. He's a solid role player now but at number 2 overall and the guy people were comparing to Dwight Howard, he's been a major disappointment.

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Did you say that people were

Did you say that people were comparing him to Dwight Howard?? They were drafted the same year...

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They were trying to decide

They were trying to decide who was the better pick of the two. I'm well aware that they were drafted the same year. They were supposed to rival one another is what I'm saying

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1 and 2 picks are never

1 and 2 picks are never compared to one another.. If anything, Howard was compared to Emeka, which he wasnt, because Okafor was a Junior in college when he decided to enter the draft...

What you said was that Okafor was compared to Howard... Gotta be clear when ya talk or else you look stupid...

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w.e. u know wat he tryin to

w.e. u know wat he tryin to say

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I do now that he cleared up

I do now that he cleared up it up.. When you say that he was compared to Howard, then that means he was compared to Howard..

When you say that they were drafted at the same time and play the same position, that is different... You can go suck his d!ck and pat him on the back and tell him its okay but you and I both know that he sounded stupid...

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Peaked early.

He had a great rookie year, but he never got better after that. He's still a very good defensive center, but he hasn't improved offensively at all. He never developed a jumper, he's still a poor ft shooter and he never developed a go to move. I think he will have a bounce back year though (he really looked out of place).

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As for my actual opinion on

As for my actual opinion on him, I think that he is actually think he is a PF stuck playing C because of his limitations offensively.. Put him with a C that has some range and can score, and he is a much better player...

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As for my actual opinion on

As for my actual opinion on him, I think that he is actually think he is a PF stuck playing C because of his limitations offensively.. Put him with a C that has some range and can score, and he is a much better player...

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As for my actual opinion on

As for my actual opinion on him, I think he is a PF stuck playing center because of his limitations offensively.. Put him with a true C that can score and has some range and watch Emeka prosper...

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As for my actual opinion on

As for my actual opinion on him, I think he is a PF stuck playing center because of his limitations offensively.. Put him with a true C that can score and has some range and watch Emeka prosper...

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As for my actual opinion on

As for my actual opinion on him, I think he is a PF stuck playing center because of his limitations offensively.. Put him with a true C that can score and has some range and watch Emeka prosper...

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Damn...PC freakout!

Damn...PC freakout!

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I'm gonna admit something: I

I'm gonna admit something: I thought Okafor was the next great big man.

I remember a Lakers-Bobcats game where he had a MONSTER game. I don't remember exactly, he had like 30 points and 21 rebounds and just dominated Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum. I remember thinking " Whoa, could this be it? Is he ready to go all Patrick Ewing on us?"

Nope. He's just a average starter.

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8th

Alzheimers or pc problems?... just asking my "cartoon twin" (without glasses and a fancier outfit)..

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A EIGHTOPLE POST! NEW RECORD.

A EIGHTOPLE POST! NEW RECORD.

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LoL... I am connected to a

LoL... I am connected to a mobile hotspot and we apparently went through a dead zone or something so i kept hitting refresh.. Then when my service came back, I retyped it and the same thing happened.. Turns out, I sent basically the same message like 5 times... But it could be, I dont remember..

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8Th

Go out for a walk... if you don't make it back home it might be alzheimers.

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Well I am in a car about 500

Well I am in a car about 500 miles from my home so I dont think I would make it, I dont know though... I think that I would smell it if I had that...

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8th

Oh boy... 500 miles? Who'd you get stuck going to visit?

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Yea... Nah, not visiting

Yea... Nah, not visiting anyone, me and my friends are all going on a long weekend vacation.. We gonna see some &$#%#&@! that we know down in South Carolina.. I think the place is called Hilton Head or something like that.. Its an island where rich people live.. I met these girls at the beach this past summer and thats where they live.. BALLIN!!! LoL..

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Can I go? I got

Can I go? I got swag!

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Have fun... Huricaneish down there (if that's a word)? 500 miles? Stay out trouble... it can be expensive getting in trouble a long way from home.

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bring them to the forum 8th

bring them to the forum 8th

Like Snoop said

Ain't No Fun If The Homies Can't Have None

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Yea.. Thats what I said but

Yea.. Thats what I said but they told me it wasnt anything to worry about.. Their house is built for it or something.. We are supposed to be leaving Tuesday so hopefully it can wait till then.. LoL.. Yea man, we might be able to pick ya up, where you live?? I swear that if anyone is on the way there, my friends are crazy and we can come pick ya up if you arent like forever out of the way.. Yall like to party??

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You'd have to break out your fancy space suit to match 8th's.

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Am i the only person whose

Am i the only person whose never heard David Wests name brought up except a few trade scenarios?

I mean the guy put up 19, and 8, last year but its like he doesn't exist.

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That'd be some funny &$#%#&@!

That'd be some funny &$#%#&@! if one of yall, that I have never met, spent the weekend partying with me and some ladies... LoL...

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Timmah

WHere in the helI did you come from?

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That is exactly what I was

That is exactly what I was thinking..

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Ok 8th im ready

Ok 8th im ready
ill wear my prom suit

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Timmah

Teams think David West has a "east infection'... they think he's a product of Nola's system can only play in the west.

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Nothing says "ladies man" like a teapot and perfectly tailored slacks.

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they come for the

they come for the mcdunkin...they stay for the tea

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McDunkin

Ti' tea?

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yes...and for those on the

yes...and for those on the west coast it comes in lindsay lohan and paris hilton flavor too

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lmao...mcdunkin, dude where

lmao...mcdunkin, dude where in da hell u find those pix?

have u ever seen the pix of the ghetto wedding that was circulating on the internet a few years ago?

it showed a woman gettin married in a tank top..and garbage piled up outside their house...

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Okafor to me is a solid big

Okafor to me is a solid big who was supposed to be as good or not better than Howard at one point. I don't what the reason is but it appears he has peaked early and has yet to get any better.

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UHH! McDunkin

Plenty of yeast if your baking goodies.

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naw rudeboy i havent seen

naw rudeboy i havent seen that one, but this is the closest i have seen to that

White Castle Wedding Pictures, Images and Photos

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Ahh bliss... nothing brings a tear to my eye like a blessed event.

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sacphil... Emeka Okafor was

sacphil... Emeka Okafor was NOT compared to Dwight Howard.. First of all, their games are VERY VERY different, 2nd of all they came in the same year. That's like saying.. John Wall is compared to Evan Turner.

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Okafor?

Okafor?

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okafor has center skills in a

okafor has center skills in a power foward body... hes still a lil raw offensively

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Okafor's problem is not

Okafor's problem is not really his size, it appears to be his lack of explosive athleticism because he has the length and at 6'10" and change with his broad shoulders and size, he should be able to man the post. Kendrick Perkins is shorter than Okafor and he is one the best defensive centers in the league. I think if New Orleans utilizes him better that he could have a very good year because Charlotte was never a good team for him.

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Okafor

He is incredibly intelligent, and I was impressed with him as a person. However, as a basketball player, he has left a lot to be desired. He won ROY over Howard, but you could definitely see right away that the Magic made the right choice. Emeka just does not have Howards athleticism and size. He is undersized for a Center, and just lacks the speed of Howard (not to mention Dwight's shoulders and frame, which I think attribute to his success as well). Emeka just has never seemed to have gotten better. He is incredibly limited offensively, and also is highlighted as a horrible free throw shooter. His size would make you hope he would play the 4, but he has been a 5 for most of his career, which I can say is probably due to his willingness to guard other Centers. However, he never became the shut down defender he was thought to be, and while he is not a horrible shot blocker, he is no where close to the marvel people thought he may be due to his success at UCONN. He is still young, but it just seems like he is an average Center at this point, and if you have Emeka on your team, you more than likely are looking to upgrade the position. He has still yet to play for a play-off team, and while that might not be his fault, it definitely tells you he was not the franchise player he was pretty much billed as after leading UCONN to the championship (though their team was stacked, Charlie V, Ben Gordon, pretty monster squad in general). The other reason, which may not be fair but is always pointed to, is that Emeka makes 8 figures. Now, when players seem to be at the level of 10 million plus, yet are not All-Star level players, than people start to label them as underachievers and point out their faults more so than what that player still provides. While I did not think the Tyson Chandler trade was horrible for the Hornets, I knew much better than to think Emeka would solve all of their problems. They were still vastly undersized with he and West manning 4-5, even with their strength and bulk. So, these might be the reasons that while Emeka is one of their better people in the league, he is one of the less talked about players. Until his game matches his intelligence, it will more than likely be that way.

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Dang.. Somebody scan this

Dang.. Somebody scan this forum and check out all the haters I have... Cant even tell someone to suck a dick without offending a bunch of people... SMH, what has the world come to??

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put emeka on a good playoff

put emeka on a good playoff team and i dont think we would say hes a disappointment

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i like how you didnt pick me

i like how you didnt pick me up 8th...real cool move

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